Southampton 0-3 Manchester City - Pellegrini's men notch another win

Southampton 0 - 3 Manchester City

  • 51" Yaya Touré
  • 80" Frank Lampard
  • 88" Gaël Clichy

Ref: Mike Jones
Attendance: 30,919

Southampton Fans

Southampton fell to just their third defeat of the season as Manchester City coasted to a 3-0 win.

Manchester City showed just how far Southampton still have to go as a top club having swatted the Saints aside in a comfortable 3-0 win.

Southampton could have taken the lead early on when Graziano Pelle and Steven Davis had chances, but Joe Hart kept the Saints at bay.

The game arguably turned on its head when Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin was substituted with an injury at half time, with Maya Yoshida coming on at the break.

City then took control, as Yaya Toure drove the ball home from the edge of the box to give Manuel Pellegrini's side the lead after 51 minutes.

The Blues then effectively killed the game off when Frank Lampard scored something of a carbon copy of Toure's goal to give City a two-goal cushion.

With Southampton committing men forward, City added gloss to the win, countering at pace before Gael Clichy arrived at the back post to slam the ball into the roof of the net.

It's been a great few days for City, who beat Swansea City and Bayern Munich earlier this week, and they have now closed the gap behind Chelsea to six points.

Southampton now drop to third, but remain comfortably within the top four at this stage of the season - which is a great achievement despite their defeat today.

Statistics

Southampton

Manchester City

Possession

52.1%
47.9%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Southampton

  • Fraser Forster
  • Toby Alderweireld
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Jose Fonte
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Victor Wanyama
  • Steven Davis
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Dusan Tadic
  • Sadio Mané
  • Graziano Pellè

Substitutes

  • Emmanuel Mayuka
  • Maya Yoshida
  • Florin Gardos
  • Harrison Reed
  • Kelvin Davis
  • Matt Targett
  • Shane Long

Manchester City

  • Joe Hart
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Eliaquim Mangala
  • Gaël Clichy
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Fernandinho
  • Samir Nasri
  • Yaya Touré
  • Jesús Navas
  • Sergio Agüero
  • Stevan Jovetic

Substitutes

  • Willy Caballero
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Fernando
  • Frank Lampard
  • Jose Pozo
  • James Milner
  • Martín Demichelis

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